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• 14 Bedford St., Manhattan. 212-647-0408. Call
ahead for a picnic packed in canvas tote bags.
• 1330 Thomas Jefferson Parkway at routes 732 and 53,
Charlottesville, Va. 434-295-7000. Stop by for a gourmet, takeout lunch along
the Monticello Wine Trail.
• 199 Court St., Brooklyn. 718-222-1661. Part farm stand,
part gourmet shop with prepared foods and artisanal cheese; perfect for
Prospect Park nearby.
• 308 Market St., Philadelphia. 215-625-9425. forkrestaurant.com.
Pick up a picnic packed according to the season and throw your blanket down
in Independence Park.
Some historic sites don’t allow picnicking, so call ahead to ask. Also consider
wineries for picnics. They’re likely to have supplies in the tasting rooms.
• 7 Hubbard St., Lenox, Mass. 413-637-2600.
birchwood-inn.com. As a guest, you can ask to wheel your picnic table—
complete with linens and stemware—to your favorite spot with a view.
• 36888 Breaux Vineyards Lane, Purcellville, Va.
540-668-6299. breauxvineyards.com. Call ahead for a picnic to take to the
wrought iron tables next to the merlot vines on Cherry Park Hill.
• 632 Baltimore Pike, Chaddsford, Pa. 610-388-6221.
chaddsford.com. A $30 basket for two includes entree, fruit and dessert.
• Nyack, N. Y. 845-358-0229. A tiny park on the Hudson River
waterfront. Outdoor concerts are held in the gazebo in July and August.
• Philadelphia. 215-965-2305. Best known as the home of
the Liberty Bell, this happens to be a great place to spread out a blanket.
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